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Virginia Spencer Carr collection, 1913-1984 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Virginia Spencer Carr, William E. Brown, Jr., and Rudo Kemper

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Collection Overview

Title: Virginia Spencer Carr collection, 1913-1984Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1913-1984

ID: ASM0058

Creator: Dos Passos, John (1896-1970)

Extent: 16.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

SERIES I: SOURCES/CORRESPONDENCE, includes letters and documents solicited and compiled by Virginia Spencer Carr. The individual files are maintained as received from the compiler.

SERIES II: SOURCES/CORRESPONDENCE, contains extensive research notes, photocopies of original documents and other materials compiled in the course of research on the life of John Dos Passos. The selection of subject headings and the location of materials within files is maintained in original order.

SERIES III: CHRONOLOGICAL FILES, contains extensive research notes, photocopies of original documents, and other materials compiled in the course of research on the life of John Dos Passos.

SERIES IV: FAMILY FILES, contains extensive research notes, photocopies of original documents and other materials compiled in the course of research on the life of John Dos Passos and members of his family.

SERIES V: MANUSCRIPT DRAFTS AND SOURCES, contains working drafts for John Dos Passos: A Life. Audio tapes of interviews are also arranged in this series.

Formats/Genres: Address books, Articles, Audiocassettes, Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986 - Correspondence, Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008 - Correspondence, Clippings, Diaries, Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 - Biiography, Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 - Correspondence, Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 - Diaries, Letters, Manuscripts, Negatives, Notes, Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography, Photographs, Telegraphs

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Virginia Spencer Carr Collection contains correspondence, research notes, interviews (transcripts and audio tapes), photographs, manuscript drafts of publications and other materials compiled and created by Virginia Spencer Carr in the course of her research and writing of John Dos Passos: A Life. John Dos Passos, a noted American literary figure of the "lost generation," published a number of important works, including the trilogy U.S.A.

Among important materials in the collection are the personal reminisces of family members, colleagues and contemporary figures of Dos Passos (notably, letters by Simone de Beauvoir, William F. Buckley, William Slater Brown, Frances Scott Fitzgerald, and family members of both Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck are included). The collection also includes extensive research files on the life and publications of Dos Passos and family members.

Biographical Note

John Roderigo Dos Passos (January 14, 1896 – September 28, 1970) was an American novelist and artist. John Dos Passos was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Dos Passos died on September 28, 1970, in Westmoreland, Virginia.

Considered one of the Lost Generation writers, Dos Passos' first novel was published in 1920. Titled One Man's Initiation: 1917 it was followed by an antiwar story, Three Soldiers, which brought him considerable recognition. His 1925 novel about life in New York City, titled Manhattan Transfer, was a commercial success and introduced experimental stream-of-consciousness techniques into Dos Passos' method. Dos Passos published many notable books during his lifetime, including 1919 and the U.S.A. trilogy.

Subject/Index Terms

Carr, Virginia Spencer
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 - Family

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 32 boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Virginia Spencer Carr Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Related Materials:

Dr. Virginia Spencer Carr wrote a biography of John Dos Passos using these research materials titled John Dos Passos: A Life. Special Collections holds a copy of this monograph under the call number  PS3507.O743 Z548 1984 c.2

Special Collections holds the following monographs by John Dos Passos:

Dos Passos, John. Century's Ebb: The Thirteenth Chronicle. Boston : Gambit, 1975.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 C46 

---. Easter Island; Island Of Enigmas. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1971.

Spec Coll F3169 .D66 c.2

---. The Fourteenth Chronicle; Letters And Diaries Of John Dos Passos. Boston, Gambit: 1973.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 Z53 1973 c.3

---. The Great Days. New York: Sagamore Press, 1958.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 G73 1958 

---. Midcentury. New York: Pocket Books, 1962.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 M5 1962 c.2

---. Mr. Wilson's War. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962.

Spec Coll E766 .D6 

---. Paintings And Drawings. Richmond: Virginia Museum, 1980.

Spec Coll N6537.D615 A4 1980 

---. Panama: Or, The Adventures Of My Seven Uncles. New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1931.

Spec Coll PQ2605.E55 P32 1931b 

---. The Portugal Story: Three Centuries Of Exploration And Discovery. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969.

Spec Coll DP559 .D6 c.2

---. U.S.A. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 U8  v.1 

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 U8  v.2

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 U8  v.3 

---. World In A Glass; A View Of Our Century Selected From The Novels Of John Dos Passos. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966.

Spec Coll PS3507.O743 W6 1966

Preferred Citation: John Dos Passos Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised, updated, and expanded by Rudo Kemper, 2009.

Other Note: Container list by Virginia Spencer Carr and Marcia Evanson.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0058CL.pdf


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Series 2: General FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Activism-Misc. Undated on General, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Activism, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Allen, Fred Lewis, 1941-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Anecdotes, Misc, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Art of Dos Passos, 1960, 1980, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Austin, Oliver, 1971, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Baker, Carlos, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Baltimore, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bibliography, Dos Passos, 1973, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Bishop, John Peale, 1922, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bourne, Randolph, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bowers, Claude, 1937, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Brandt & Brandt, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Brooks/Personal Lib. & Records Liked to Read, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Brooks, Van Wyck, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Buckley, William, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Carr, Virginia-Jack Family, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Cendrars, Blaise, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Century’s Ebb (1975-Gambitt), 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Choate Alumni Seal Prize, 1943, 1963-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Choate Memorabilia, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Choate & Peterborough Lodge School, England, 1909-1915, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Chosen Country (1951-H-M), 1916, 1952, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Christmas & Other Holidays, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Chronology, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Coggin, Lucy & Rodney, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence, 1931, 1942, 1977-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Cowley, Malcolm, 1967, 1954, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Critique & Editorial, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cummings, E.E., 1957, 1963, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Descriptions of JDP, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diaries, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dos Passos-Misc. Articles, 1932, 1956, 1962-1964 1974-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dos Passos Writings, 1931-1943, 1977, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dudley, Caroline, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Easter Island (Doubleday), 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Family, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Fan Mail/Book Response, 1940, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fansworth, Henka & Jerry, 1957-1960, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Farrell, James T., 1941, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Feltrinelli Prize, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Fitzgerald, F. Scott, 1923, 1978-1979, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Finances, Wills, ER., 1910-1916, 1978, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Forty-Second Parallel (1930-Harpers), 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Freeman, Joseph, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Gantt, Horsley (& Andy), 1968, 1973, 1977, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Gattorno, Antonio, 1940, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Geneology-Family, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Giner, Pepe, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Groz, George, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Hackett, Chancey, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Hapgood, Hutchins, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Harris, Mary (to & from), 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Harrison, Dwight, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Hays Family, 1895, 1920, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Health, 1938, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Hemingway, 1941-1942,1950, 1963, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Herbst, Josephine, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Hicks, Granville, 1941, 1956, 1961, 1974Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hillyer, Robert, 1926, 1940, 1942, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Historical Misc., 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Kiffy Holdridge, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Humanities Research Center-TW-Archives-Misc., 1976-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: In All Countries (1934-Harcourt, Brace), 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Interviews with Dos Passos, 1926-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Introductions and Forewords, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Katy’s Address Book, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: JDP to Katy, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Katy to JDP, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Katy-Misc., 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Katy-Time Not Known, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Katy-Writings, 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lawson, John Howard/Adelaide, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Library Responses, 1930-1937,1950,1967,1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Library Responses, 1941-1943, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Libraries-Negatives, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Life’s Picture History WWII, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Ludington, Reviews, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 20: McLeish, Archibald, 1971, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lucy to John R., n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lucy Madison DP to JDP, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lucy JDP to Madison, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Madison, James-To JR, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: McCarty, Mary, 1958, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: McComb, Arthur, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Memorabilia, 1915, 1977, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Misc. Clippings, 1924, 1975-1978, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Misc. Dos Passos Notes, 1947, 1961, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Misc. Questions, JDP, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Misc. Dos Passos Research, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Misc. Responses, 1931-1939, 1966-1969, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Misc. Writings By Dos Passos, 1927, 1956, 1963-1964, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Murphy, Gerald & Sara, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Nathan, Robert, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 16: New Playwrights, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 17: North, Sterling, 1957-1961, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Opinions & Attitudes, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Peers-Misc., 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Pen Club, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Piper, Mrs. Ida, 1908, 1910-1911, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Politics of JDP, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Portugal and/or Ancestry, 1904, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Powell, Dawn, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Provincetown & Wellfleet, 1921, 1924, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Publishers, Edit, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Randolph, John, 1909-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Randolph, John to JDP, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Randolph, John, 1910, 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Randolph, John: Public Books, 1898, 1903, 1910-1915, 1947Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Requests & Responses, 1936, 1949, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Robles, 1940, 1943, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Rodman, Selden & Common Sense Magazine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ross, Crystal (Mrs. Lewis M. Dabney), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sacco & Vanzetti, 1927, 1977-1978, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Scott, James Brown, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Shay, Edie & Frank, 1941, 1964, 1952, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sidwell Friends School, 1946, 1966, 1968, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Shyre, Paul & “USA”, 1953-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sitwell, Edith, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Smith, Bill/Y.K., 1940, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Smith, William B., 1922,1926,1936,1934,1945,1980Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Source Material/JDP Fiction & Non-Fiction, 1936, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Spanish Civil War, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Spence’s Point & Vicinity, 1918, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Talks, Meetings, Conferences Visiting Professorships, 1960-1968, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Tate, Allen, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Time Covers, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Trotsky, Leon, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Vorperian, Alice & Hrand, 1963-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Vorse, Mary Heaton, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 22: White, Connie, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Wilson, Edmund, 1938, 1975, 1977, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Woollcott, Alexander, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Adventures of a Young Man (1938 H-M), 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 26: The Best Times (1966-New American Library), 1966-1969, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Big Money (1936-Harcourt Brace), 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Brazil on the Move (1963-Doubleday), 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 29: District of Columbia, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 30: The Fourteenth Chronicle (Gambit-1973), 1973Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Garbage Man, 1925-1929, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Grand Design (1949-H-M), 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Great Days (1958-Sagamoor), 1958, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Ground We Stand On (1941-Harcourt Brace), 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Head & Heart of Thomas Jefferson, 1954, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Journeys Between Wars (1938-Harcourt), 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Manhattan Transfer, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Men Who Made The Nation (1957-Doubleday), 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Mid Century (1961-12-M), 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mini Sermons, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Most Likely To Succeed (1964-H-M), 1954, 1964, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Nineteen Nine Teen (1932-Harcourt), 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Number One, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Occasions & Protests (1969-Henry Regency), 1964-1965, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 15: One Man’s Initiation (1917-Allen-Unwind), 1917, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Orient Express, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Panama by Blaise Cendrars, 1931, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Portugal Story (1969-Doubleday), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 19: The Prospect Before Us, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Prospects of a Golden Age, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Pushcart at the Curb (1922-Geo H Doran), 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Rosinante to the Road Again, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Seven Times Around of Jericho-unpublished, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: The Shackles of Power (1966-Doubleday), 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 25: State of the Nation, 1944,1945Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Streets of Nitht, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 27: The Theme Is Freedom-Dodd Mead, 1956, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Thomas Jefferson: The Making of a President, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Three Plays, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Three Soldiers, 1921-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Tour of Duty-Reviews, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Mrs. Wilson’s War, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 33: World in a Glass, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 34: U.S.A., 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Harvard, 1920, 1923, 1948-1977Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ambulance & Army Service, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1920A, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 1920B, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 1929Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1935Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1939Add to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1940Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Katy’s Accident & The Aftermath, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1957Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 18: After 1970, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Master List, 1950-1966, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bibliography: John Dos Passos, 1956, 1977, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Leads, 1913, 1978, 1979, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dos Passos Ref./Books-Chewl, 1936, 1937, 1944, 1956, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 32: Uncorrected Proofs, Reel to Reel FilmAdd to your cart.

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